Frances Benson

21 February 1843–11 December 1855 (Age 12)
Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Frances

When Frances Benson was born on 21 February 1843, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States, her father, Willis Benjamin Benson, was 34 and her mother, Catharine Katy Miller, was 37. She lived in Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina, United States in 1850. She died on 11 December 1855, in United States, at the age of 12.

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Willis Benjamin Benson
Catharine Katy Miller
Anderson E. Benson
Henry Benson
Margaret Benson
Nancy Clarinda Benson
William H. Benson
Frances Benson
Samuel Green Benson

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Age 3

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from the medieval personal name Benne, a pet form of Benedict ( see Benn ).2 English: habitational name from a place in Oxfordshire named Benson, from Old English Benesingtūn ‘settlement (Old English tūn) associated with Benesa’, a personal name of obscure origin, perhaps a derivative of Bana meaning ‘slayer’.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic composed of a pet form of the personal name Beniamin ( see Bien , Benjamin ) + German Sohn ‘son’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Frances Benson in household of Willis Benson, "United States Census, 1850"

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